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The 2021-2022 CSU Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Welcome Cougars!

Just two years after the establishment of then Columbus College, the CSU Alumni Association was founded in 1960, with the central purpose of engaging the University's alumni. Over the years, the Association has evolved to accommodate the changing needs of its alumni base, which today totals over 38,000 degree-holders.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Columbus State University Alumni Association, Inc. is to support, foster and promote the aims and objectives of Columbus State University and to establish mutually beneficial relationships between the University and its alumni. Our goal is to keep alumni connected, informed and involved with Columbus State University.

Board of Directors

CSU's Alumni Association works with the University's Office of Alumni Engagement to build and maintain a base of loyal and active alumni who continue to support and participate in the affairs of the University. The Association's current Board of Directors is led by:

  • President: Cortney Laughlin Wilson, B.A. '11, M.S.O.L. '12
  • Vice President: Twilya Toombs, M.Ed. '05
  • Secretary: Lionel Haynes, Jr., B.B.A. '06 & M.B.A. '07
  • Immediate Past President: Ben Thames, B.B.A. '97

Current Directors 

Pops Barnes, B.S.N. '01 Troy Jackson, B.B.A. '11
Oliver Banta, M.B.A. '17 Tom B. Kirkbride, B.A. '01 & M.P.A. '05
Alan Bruni, B.B.A. '81 Sendreka Lakes, B.B.A. '11 & M.S. '13
Adam Coursey, B.B.A. '99 & M.B.A. '02 Jessica Lange, M.S.N. '15
Marvin Crumbs, Sr., B.S. '94 & M.S.Ed. '97 Stefan Lawrence, B.A. '01 & M.Ed. '12  
Quent DeLoach, B.S. '10, M.S. '13, & Ed.S. '17 Carole Mashburn, Ed.S. '09      
Jessica Ferriter, M.S.O.L. '16 Michelle McIntire, M.Ed. '94    
Ellie Flowers, M.S.O.L. '14 Bob May, B.B.A. '00      
Mary Garcia-Bowie, B.A. '15   Carmen Overton, M.Ed. '05    
Melissa Hammer, B.B.A. '05 Melanie Phillips, B.S. '05, M.S. '10, & Ed.S. '11 
DeWayne Harris, B.B.A. '14 Gwen Ruff, M.S.A. '88    
Raymond Herras, B.S. '00 De'Ana Singletary, B.S.N. '07 & M.S.N. '15    

 

 

 

apply to be on the board of directors - APPLY HERE

If you're looking to take your involvement to the next level, consider applying for a position on our Board of Directors. Applications are due April 8th yearly.

Board Member requirements:

  • Annual support of Columbus State.
  • Participation in programs and sponsored activities of the Office of Alumni Engagement and Columbus State.
  • Be an ambassador and advocate on behalf of Columbus State and the Alumni Association.
  • Attend three scheduled board meetings each year.
  • Offer ideas and help to make the Board and the Alumni Association more meaningful to alumni and the Columbus State University community.

All candidates must be Columbus State University graduates. The Nominating Committee takes into consideration prior engagement and support of CSU when choosing future board members as this demonstrates a prior understanding and commitment to the mission of the CSU Alumni Association.

Click here to see a list of Past Presidents of the CSU Alumni Association. 

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